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Issue 02/2017 - May 5, 2017

TUMstudinews: The Newsletter for Students

Don't miss anything: Important dates and infos for students, stories from the campus, interviews – this and more you can find in our newsletter TUMstudinews. It is published three times per semester. On this site you can subscribe and read all previous issues.

TUM Shop at Main Campus:

From Isarkindl to powerbanks

Commitment for the TUM Shop at Main Campus: Peter Zarnitz, student of Computer Science (Photo: Andreas Heddergott)

Your mobile phone needs to be charged and there is no socket you can use? A TUM-design powerbank can help. The small power station is one of many products that are sold at the new TUM Shop at Main Campus. Peter Zarnitz (AStA) and a group of students helped to establish the shop.


“We are pro-diversity”

“Those who are affected all have their own special needs.” Alain Kathola provides support for TUM students with disabilities and chronically illnesses. (Photo: Maren Willkomm)

Alain M.G. Kathola has now been working as a consultant at the Service Office for Disabled and Chronically Ill Students for eight years. For TUMstudinews, he talks about his workdays and about the problems of those who are affected.

Anne Nyokabi from Kenya:

“I’ve always had big dreams”

Anne Nyokabi from Kenya is a TUM student and was granted a “Deutschlandstipendium”. (Photo: Maren Willkomm)

What TUM student Anne Nyokabi has to tell sounds like a modern fairy tale: She grew up in very poor conditions in Kenya and dreamt of being able to study. Then, Anne met a German tourist family that changed her life. In an interview with TUMstudinews reporter Sabrina Czechofsky, she reports why she has had luck on her side ever since.

Service stations in Garching:

Help in case of a flat tire

New in Garching: a vending machine for spare parts – with tubes, locks, and light bulbs. (Photo: Isabel Thömmes)

Many TUM students commute to Research Campus Garching by bike. In case of a flat tire, pushing your bike all the way home can be quite a strain – but that’s over! TUM will establish bicycle maintenance stations at all the campuses.

German and English language services on common platform:

Video2Brain moved to the Lynda platform

If you have already used Video2Brain or Lynda, you will now find your user account on Lynda. (Photo: cristovao31/Fotolia)

Video2Brain has been moved to the Lynda platform. That means Lynda now offers both German and English language videos.

Courses of the University Library:

Effective literature research and use of online media

A focus on electronic media and strategies for literature research: the new program of the University Library. (Photo: Universitätsbibliothek der TUM)

As of the summer semester 2017, the University Library offers new courses. The focus is on electronic media and on strategies for literature research.

New regulations for borrowing books:

Loan renewals without recall

The cherry on the cake: The University Library will not revoke extended lending periods any more. (Foto: losonsky/Fotolia)

As of April 4, 2017, the University Library will not revoke extended lending periods any more. If there is no other reservation, the lending periods of borrowed books will automatically be extended by another four weeks.

Academicus 2017:

Making ideas visible

Any inspiring ideas how TUM could become even better? If so, join the Academicus competition 2017! (Photo: iStock/muchomor)

In 2017, the  motto of the TUM’s ideas competition “Academicus” is “Making ideas visible”. It could be worthwhile to join in, as the best ideas are rewarded with 500,- €.

Photo competition 2017:

150 years of TUM – more international than ever

Photo competition: For the anniversary year 2018, TUM would like to focus on experiences of internationality in practice. (Graphic: ediundsepp)

Take part in the photo competition for the anniversary photo calendar 2018!

Not to be missed:

Campus Run, Climate and MakerSpace

Join the run! About 1000 participants are expected at the event on June 28, 2017, in Garching. Photo: Andreas Heddergott)

Join the run! The 5th TUM Campus Run will take place in Garching on June 28, 2017. This year, there will be up 1,000 participants.